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Featured Projects

Recent / Current Clients include: (partial list)  - view our Facebook page for photos, link is below


Entitlement, Government Relations, City Planning Advising:

  • CBS Outdoor / Outfront Media (SF Bay Area): provide strategic land planning, government relations and entitlement planning services for existing and new signage issues

  • City of Hayward, Department of Planning: Provided strategic land planning services for key department planning and public works projects

  • City of Belvedere, Department of Planning:  Provided as needed project management, plan and code compliance review, land planning services for miscellaneous submitted projects.  

  • Academy of Art University (San Francisco) : strategic facility planning and property management, permit processing services (past client)

  • Voices Academy (Morgan Hill, CA): Provide strategic permitting services for a new K-5 charter school

  • McDonald's Bay Area (San Jose, CA): Provided strategic permitting, planning, and government relations services for the renovation of an existing restaurant on Bascom Avenue. 

  • Reed & Graham Mixed-Use Master Plan, Entitlement (San Jose, CA):  Led by Paulo Hernandez in conjunction with Silicon Valley Advisors (SVA), served as lead master planning consultants for this sensitive site to convert the 16-acre heavy industrial property into a transit-oriented residential and office mixed-use development. The team spearheaded all aspects of approval on the property, instigating a key transformation in the Midtown San Jose area. This included a General Plan amendment to allow for 675 units of high-rise residential housing; 625,000 square feet of commercial space; 4.6 acres of parkland; and an increase in allowable building height from 45 to 120 feet.

  • San Jose Water Land Company – Delmas Property Mixed-Use Development Plan, Entitlement (San Jose, CA):  Led by Paulo Hernandez, while consulting with SVA, was the primary land use consultant for this site. The firm conducted highest-and-best-use analyses and initiated two General Plan amendment approvals to realize the proposed use for the 9.4-acre property.  Paulo Hernandez was part of a blue-ribbon team of development consultants acting as lead strategists, putting together the successful Planned Development Zoning application for 325 units of residential housing and over one (1) million square feet of commercial and office space – now under contract to be purchased by Adobe Systems.



Commercial: (includes retail, restaurant, and office)


  • University Town Center Shopping Mall, Robert Graham retail store (San Diego, CA): Provided CalGreen compliance services for a new tenant improvement project.

  • Beverly Hills, Rodeo Drive, Penhaligon's Mens Parfume:  Provided CalGreen compliance services for a new retail store in the heart of Rodeo Drive.








Penhaligon's Rodeo Drive

  • 3814 MacArthur Blvd. (Oakland, CA): CalGreen compliance services for a new medical office and retail building.

  • UC Berkeley: retrocommissiong of an existing 65,000 square foot academic office building (Berkeley, CA)

  • San Francisco Wholesale Produce Market: Facilities assessment and improvement services (San Francisco, CA)

  • Academy of Art University (San Francisco, CA):  Facility planning, permitting, and government relations services.

  • Gilmor & Associates (Santa Clara, CA):  School district land disposition services

  • CBS Outdoor / OutFront Media (San Francisco Bay Area):  Provide government relations and strategic planning, entitlement services to CBS corporate (San Jose, Santa Clara, San Carlos, Burlingame, CA)

  • 1309 Howard Street (San Francisco, CA):  Green Professional/LEED AP of record for a commercial renovation project

  • National Hispanic University (San Jose, CA):  Energy Building Benchmark services.

Pieology Pizzeria

  • Cupertino, CA: Pieology Pizzeria:  Provided CalGreen compliance services for a new restaurant by the new Apply Headquarters.

Residential: (partial list)


  • Corbett Avenue Development project (San Francisco), providing GreenPoint Rating services for a new condo project: Targeting 148 Green Point Rated points

  • Lombard at Powell Street (San Francisco), 4-unit multi-family condo project: providing Green Point Rating services

  • 19 Arguello (San Francisco), provide Green Point Rating services for a new single family project; targeting 150 + Green Point Rated points;

  • Single Family renovation project (San Mateo), provide Green Point Rated services for a large renovation project

  • Design Avenues/Stanford University, provided assistance to the sustainbility design team for the new faculty housing

  • SummerHill Homes, Title 24 and CalGreen advisory services

  • Chinatown Community Development Corporation (San Francisco, CA): Sustainability services

  • Van Every Willow Glen development project:  Green building, energy, and Title 24 compliance services for a new single family housing project in San Jose, CA.  Services include: green point rated checklist preparation, green building and energy efficiency design strategies to build an energy efficient, sustainable residential home.


Large Multi-Family:


  • San Francisco, CA: 237 Shipley Street:  Currently acting as owner representative, providing GreenPoint Rated and sustainabiity services to a new 21-unit apartment building in South of Market Area (SOMA).  Project under construction, estimated completion date May 2017.

237 Shipley Street (right)

Uptown (left) and Waverly (right) mid-rise podium projects - above


  • Compton, CA: Blue Green Preservation & Development: Provide sustainability, energy advising assistance for affordable rehab housing projects in Los Angeles; tasks include building assessments,  energy audits, preparation of TCAC sustainability application requirements;

  • San Jose, CA: Tenth and Taylor Multifamily 400 unit apartment development: Owner/Builder- Representiave providing Green Point Rated, CalGreen, sustainability advising, HERS testing/verification, Title 24 compliance and commissioning services for a new midirise podium project proposing to build 403 residential units (Japantown);  CPG advised design team on utilizing solar thermal (SF .50) to achieve required energy efficiency goals at 10% better than Title 24.

  • Santa Clara, CA: Lawrence Station Project:  ~ 900 unit development: Provide LEED ND certification, Green Point Rating services, SummerHill Homes, for a master plan development featuring single family, townhome, mid rise apartment and condo product;

  • Oakland, CA: Temescal Muse 24 unit apartment development:  Provide Green Point Rating and green building design services for a new 24-unit mid rise apartment building located in the downtown corridor;




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Melrose Place Apartments (1638 47th Street, Oakland) - above and right

  • Oakland, CA: Uptown and Waverly mid-rise residential project:  Owner/Builder-Representative for two new 6-story multifamily apartment projects (~ 200 and 250 units).  CPG is the lead sustainability consultant providing Green Point Rated, CalGreen, sustainability advising, HERS testing/verification, Title 24 compliance and commissioning services for the two new midirise podium projects.  Both project currently at the 90% DD stage.  Both projects targeting energy efficiency at 10% better than Title 24. 

  • Oakland, CA: 1638 47th Street (Melrose Place):  Owner/Builder Representative for a renovation of an historic church converted to a 60-unit apartment community.  CPG provided green building advising and verification services during the design and construction phase for the historic structure. Project completed late 2018 and leasing up. Project built, owned, and managed by Riaz Capital. See pictures above. Photos courtesy of Riaz capital.

  • San Francisco, CA: SoMA High Rise Residential:  Owner/Builder-Representative for a new 6-story multifamily apartment projects (~ 200 and 250 units).  CPG is the lead sustainability consultant providing Green Point Rated, CalGreen, sustainability advising, HERS testing/verification, Title 24 compliance and commissioning services for the new project.  

LEED PROJECTS: (short list)

  • West Valley Community College (Saratoga, CA), LEED NC Silver Certification Services for a new school of professional studies.  (2019 Update: Project has achieved LEED Gold).  

  • City of Half Moon Bay, LEED NC Silver Certification Services for a new public library

  • Smart & Final (San Jose, CA), LEED NC Silver Certification Services for a new retail store

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